Simvastatin and Stroke - from FDA reports
Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Stroke with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 142,404 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Oct, 22, 2017
142,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,681 people (1.88%) have Stroke
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:
- < 1 month: 11.54 %
- 1 - 6 months: 23.08 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.41 %
- 1 - 2 years: 12.82 %
- 2 - 5 years: 29.49 %
- 5 - 10 years: 12.82 %
- 10+ years: 3.85 %
Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:
- female: 48.69 %
- male: 51.31 %
Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.18 %
- 20-29: 0.78 %
- 30-39: 2.11 %
- 40-49: 7.25 %
- 50-59: 18.22 %
- 60+: 71.45 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (257 people, 9.59%)
- Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (205 people, 7.65%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (154 people, 5.74%)
- Pain (131 people, 4.89%)
- Depression (131 people, 4.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (487 people, 18.16%)
- Lisinopril (330 people, 12.31%)
- Omeprazole (285 people, 10.63%)
- Plavix (266 people, 9.92%)
- Furosemide (202 people, 7.53%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (266 people, 9.92%)
- Weakness (220 people, 8.21%)
- Dizziness (219 people, 8.17%)
- Fall (211 people, 7.87%)
- Heart Attack (206 people, 7.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I was put on simvastatin in June 2017. Aug 25 2017 I woke up with double vision. Had Ct scan, MRI w/contrast, ultrasound of corodid artery and several blood tests all came back fine stopped simvastatin but still have diplopia how long will it last. Saw ophthalmologist also.
User reviews to the study
I have been experiencing breast pain and tenderness for a couple of years sporadically and it is really getting me down. I have previously sought treatment to rule out breast cancer Andy all tests have previously come back clear. I have been taking Simvastatin and a previous cholesterol drug ...
Hi, my 81 year old dad had a TIA this weekend, he is on Lanzapropole once daily as he really does suffer with bad abdominal pains and weight loss, can I just ask please can this drug actually contribute to TIA's ? Thank you xx
Hi my husband had a stroke 5 years ago caused by blocked neck arteries and is right side paralysed, he now has tenesmus which is horrendous,just wondering if anyone else has this condition and what treatment they have been given.